When I first moved to this area, the EQP extended a call to me to be the Executive Secretary over HTing. And I was all prepared to turn him down flat; no way did I want to get sucked into that morass. But he had anticipated my reaction, and told me he had just come from Stake leadership training, in which they had authorized contact by any method necessary. While in-home visits by two HTers still constituted the gold standard, casual visits in other locations, phone calls, letters (this was a little bit pre-email, I think) would all count. So with that qualification I accepted the call. And of course we had 100% home teaching every month. Whoever hadn’t been visited (very broadly defined) by the last week, I’d just send letters to them to make sure everyone was covered.
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